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Robert Woods

Robert Woods

Wide Receiver #10
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 1
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 201 lb.
College:USC
Age:28
Born:April 10, 1992
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (41)
Draft Team:BUF

Robert Woods: Finds end zone against Cards

Woods caught seven of his 12 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown and added a nine-yard rush during Sunday's 31-24 win over Arizona.

Analysis: The solid Week 17 showing positioned Woods above 1,000 receiving yards for the second consecutive season, and he also finished with a career-high 90 receptions. However, the seven-year veteran only found the end zone twice all season, and those touchdowns didn't come until Weeks 14 and 17. Los Angeles has all four of its top receivers under contract for the 2020 campaign, so Woods should once again be heavily involved in the Rams' passing attack, and he's probably a candidate for statistical correction in the touchdown column.

December 30, 2019 11:06 AM EST

Robert Woods: Paces pass catchers in loss

Woods secured eight of 11 targets for 117 yards and rushed twice for six yards in the Rams' 34-31 loss to the 49ers on Saturday.

Analysis: Woods turned in a valiant effort in the loss that officially eliminated the Rams from playoff contention, pacing the team in receiving yardage and co-leading it in targets. The veteran secured his second straight 1,000-yard season with his performance, which also marked his third 100-yard game of the campaign. Woods has seen no fewer than nine targets in any of the last six contests, and he'll look to finish off the season on a positive note against the Cardinals' vulnerable secondary in Week 17.

December 21, 2019 9:26 PM EST

Robert Woods: Struggles despite high volume

Woods caught four of nine targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Jared Goff has accuracy issues for most of the game, and Woods arguably suffered the most from his QB's scattershot efforts. On the bright side, the veteran receiver has seen at least nine targets in each of his last five games, but Sunday's output was a far cry from the better than eight grabs and 115 yards he averaged over the prior four contests. Woods will look to bounce back next Saturday in a road clash with the 49ers.

December 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

Robert Woods: Finally breaks plane of end zone

Woods had seven catches (nine targets) for 98 yards and touchdown in Sunday's 28-12 win over Seattle. He added 29 rushing yards on two carries.

Analysis: Woods has racked up 71 receptions and 933 receiving yards through 12 games this season, so it may come as a surprise that Sunday's score was the receiver's first touchdown of the 2019 campaign. Jared Goff simply prefers Cooper Kupp (seven touchdowns) as a target in the red zone when Todd Gurley (10 touchdowns) is not taking it in. A few more touchdowns would certainly boost Woods' fantasy value, but the veteran remains a strong PPR option for his work between the 20s heading into a tough matchup against Dallas on Sunday.

December 8, 2019 9:54 PM EST

Robert Woods: Another big performance

Woods hauled in 13 of his 19 targets for 172 yards in the team's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Woods had a career day, posting his highest target, reception and yardage total in a single game. The only thing missing from his performance was a trip to the end zone, though he still turned in two massive receptions of 49 and 25 yards. Though he had inconsistent involvement in the offense early in the season, Woods now has at least nine targets in each of his past three games. He'll look to remain involved as the team takes on Seattle in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 7:55 PM EST

Robert Woods: Tops team in receiving

Woods caught six of nine targets for 97 yards in Monday night's 45-6 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Woods returned to the lineup after missing Week 11 for personal reasons, and he went on to lead the Rams in receiving. In fact, he registered at least 60 more yards than any of his teammates, even though Cooper Kupp's 10 targets topped his tally. Thanks to a season-long reception of 38 yards Monday, Woods has now gone for at least 80 yards in three of his last four outings, putting him in fine form ahead of this Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals. That being said, he's still yet to catch a touchdown this season, hurting his overall upside.

November 25, 2019 9:09 PM EST

Robert Woods: Returning to action Monday

Woods (personal) is active for Monday's contest against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After spending some time away from the Rams to tend to a family matter, Woods was present at every practice prior to this game, but coach Sean McVay wouldn't commit to the wide receiver returning to action. Having said that, Woods was seen warming up on the field Monday and even ran some routes, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. Proving his readiness to take the field, Woods will suit up for the first time since Sunday, Nov. 10 at Pittsburgh.

November 25, 2019 3:47 PM EST

Robert Woods: Clear of injury report

Woods (personal) doesn't have an injury designation for Monday's game against the Ravens, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean McVay didn't fully confirm Woods' availability for Week 12 earlier Saturday, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com, but the fact he isn't listed on the final injury report in any capacity indicates the wideout should play. The 27-year-old was a late scratch for last Sunday's win over the Bears due to a family issue, but he was never listed on this week's injury report. Brandin Cooks (concussion) is also set to return, bringing the Rams' receiving corps back to full strength.

November 23, 2019 5:01 PM EST

Robert Woods: Status still uncertain

Woods (personal) "looks good" at practice, but head coach Sean McVay did not fully confirm whether the wide receiver would be available for Monday's game, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Woods was not listed on the team's injury report Thursday of Friday, but considering McVay wouldn't outright confirm whether his veteran wide receiver would be available after surprisingly being ruled inactive last week, it's fair to question what his status might be for the prime-time contest. More information should arrive following the team's final injury report Saturday, but fantasy owners may want to roster a potential backup option from Monday's 8:15 p.m. ET game in the unlikely event Woods ultimately hits the bench for a second consecutive week.

November 23, 2019 2:19 PM EST

Robert Woods: Avoids injury report

Woods (personal) wasn't listed on the Rams' injury report Thursday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Woods was unavailable for the Rams' Week 11 matchup with the Bears as he dealt with a family matter. Returning to the team Thursday, his number of practice reps was normal, but coach Sean McVay wouldn't commit to Woods being available Monday versus the Ravens. "We'll see," McVay told Cameron DaSilva of USA Today. Thus, Woods' status may be up in the air, which doesn't help fantasy managers with the Rams taking the field after every other Week 12 participant but Baltimore.

November 21, 2019 5:29 PM EST

Robert Woods: Present for practice

Coach Sean McVay said Woods (personal) has rejoined the team and will participate Thursday in the Rams' first practice of Week 12, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Woods is back in the fold, McVay merely said, "We'll see," when asked if the wideout would be available for Monday's game against the Ravens. Woods stepped away from the team shortly before the Week 11 win over the Bears to tend to the family matter, so the Rams may want to see him put in at least a couple full practices during the current week before deciding on his status for gameday. If both Woods and Brandin Cooks (concussion) are deemed available versus Baltimore, the Rams would have their full receiving corps intact for the first time since Week 8.

November 21, 2019 12:51 PM EST

Robert Woods: Not yet back with team

Coach Sean McVay said Wednesday that Woods (personal) has not returned to the team, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Woods is dealing with a personal family matter, and no timetable for his return to team facilities has been disclosed. He sat out Week 11's win over the Bears. The Rams' first injury report ahead of Monday's tilt against the Ravens will be released Thursday, but clarity on Woods' situation may not realistically arrive until later in the week. On a positive note for Los Angeles, Branding Cooks (concussion) is on track to retake the field Week 12, according to Thiry.

November 20, 2019 1:18 PM EST

Robert Woods: Still away from team

Coach Sean McVay didn't put a timeline on Woods (personal) return to the team, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Speaking to the media Monday, McVay said Woods continues to tend to a personal matter, hence the reason he missed Sunday's 17-7 win against the Bears. Until Brandin Cooks gets out of the concussion protocol, the Rams' top two options at wide receiver are Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds.

November 18, 2019 5:15 PM EST

Robert Woods: Held out for personal reasons

Woods is inactive for the Rams' Sunday night matchup with the Bears due to a personal issue, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's still not exactly clear why Woods will not play Sunday night, but his absence is not injury related. Woods' status will be updated again when more information is released.

November 17, 2019 4:07 PM EST

Robert Woods: Surprise scratch Sunday

Woods (unknown) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Bears, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: It's not immediately known why Woods is sitting out this game, as he didn't appear on the injury report at any point during the week. Woods is coming off one of his best performances of the season, as he hauled in seven of 11 targets for 95 scoreless yards. With Brandin Cooks (concussion) also inactive, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds will lead the receiving corps while JoJo Natson, Mike Thomas and perhaps even Nsimba Webster rotate in.

November 17, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Robert Woods: Scores rushing touchdown

Woods, who failed to catch any of his four targets, carried two times for 16 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-7 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Woods' afternoon started brightly enough, as the wideout received a pair of carries on the opening drive, including an eight-yard touchdown scamper to cap it off. He made no further statistical contributions, however, as an anemic showing by the passing attack saw him finish without a catch for the first time in nearly four calendar years. It's been a tough start to the season for Woods, who's exceeded 50 receiving yards just twice in six games and is still in search of his first receiving touchdown. Next Sunday's road matchup against the Falcons could present him with opportunities to get back on track.

October 13, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Robert Woods: Modest output in loss

Woods secured five of nine targets for 48 yards in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.

Analysis: Woods couldn't come close to replicating his massive 13-catch, 164-yard performance versus the Buccaneers four days earlier, but he did check in third in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on the night for the Rams. The veteran's normal range of production sits somewhere between his numbers from the last two games, making him one of the more reliable week-to-week options for fantasy purposes, albeit with relatively capped upside. He'll look to boost his numbers back up across the board in a tough Week 6 matchup against the 49ers a week from Sunday.

October 3, 2019 9:32 PM EST

Robert Woods: Huge game in wild loss

Woods caught 13 of 15 targets for 164 yards in Sunday's 55-40 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The Rams found themselves in an early 21-0 hole, forcing Jared Goff to air it out the rest of the afternoon with Woods being his top option -- the catches and yards led the team, while he tied Cooper Kupp for the lead in targets. Woods had a relatively modest 143 receiving yards coming into Week 4, but he's now right back on pace for his second straight 1,200-yard campaign.

September 29, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Robert Woods: Another quiet game

Woods caught three passes (eight targets) for 40 yards and also rushed twice for 18 yards in Sunday's 20-13 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Woods was held to a disappointing receiving total for the second consecutive week, but he did see his targets shoot back up to eight after getting just two looks against the Saints. Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks shined in this one, and quarterback Jared Goff seems to look in their direction before going to Woods. The veteran wideout does have a unique quirk in that he usually receives a carry or two per game to pad his stats a bit, but it seems he has fallen to third in the pecking order for targets despite technically sitting at second on the depth chart. Woods' owners will hope he gets more involved in a favorable matchup against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

September 22, 2019 11:50 PM EST

Robert Woods: Nets only three touches in win

Woods brought in both his targets for 33 yards and rushed once for nine yards in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Woods saw a notable drop in workload after logging 15 touches in Week 1 against the Panthers, but a likely in-game adjustment of offensive strategy by coach Sean McVay once Drew Brees exited the game for the Saints with a hand injury had a part to play. The Rams were not forced to be as aggressive with Teddy Bridgewater under center for New Orleans, helping lead to a disappointing fantasy performance for Woods that featured his lowest touch total since joining the Rams in 2017. The veteran wideout will look to bounce back to his usual level of involvement versus the Browns in Week 3.

September 15, 2019 5:55 PM EST

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